Our Edinburgh services at Craigmillar and Riccarton aim to offer different experiences and flexibility to individuals with disabilities and complex support needs.
We support individuals with all aspects of daily life. It is an exciting time for us as we develop our new services and we are looking for staff to be part of the team.
This may mean flexibility in terms of location, focus and deployment, including the willingness to work flexible shifts, sleepovers, early and late shifts, evenings and weekends.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic person. We encourage individuals to find a path for their dreams and aspirations, whether you live with us as a customer or work with us as a team member.
As a Community Living Assistant, you will be a key member of the team, providing:
While experience is great, we are really looking for people with the right values. You should have excellent communication skills and be flexible and empathetic. A driver's license and a car are advantageous so please let us know if you have these.
You will also assist our customers with some physical work; including pushing wheelchairs or helping individuals move around when needed.
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.
The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes aimed at young people aged 16-24 to access, maintain and sustain employment through the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and work placement, supported through a key worker approach for up to 6 months from securing employment.
- You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges
You will make a difference by:
- Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.
- Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.
- Managing and co-ordinating caseloads for young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.
- Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.
-Working as part of the team to review and evaluate service provision and programme delivery, ensuring continued improvements are applied and where necessary manage, guide or direct less experienced staff.
You will need:
- An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
- Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
-Previous experience of working within recruitment or employment sector.
- Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.
- A full driving licence and access to a car to use for business.
The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
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